[PATCH 3.18 55/68] arm64: build vdso without libgcov

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Fri May 05 2017 - 14:45:21 EST

3.18-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

commit 543097843ca7c9ac3758d0b5879ea2a6f44089de upstream.

On a cross-toolchain without glibc support, libgcov may not be
available, and attempting to build an arm64 kernel with GCOV
enabled then results in a build error:

/home/arnd/cross-gcc/lib/gcc/aarch64-linux/5.2.1/../../../../aarch64-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcov

We don't really want to link libgcov into the vdso anyway, so
this patch just disables GCOV in the vdso directory, just as
we do for most other architectures.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/arm64/kernel/vdso/Makefile | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/vdso/Makefile
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/vdso/Makefile
@@ -15,6 +15,9 @@ ccflags-y := -shared -fno-common -fno-bu
ccflags-y += -nostdlib -Wl,-soname=linux-vdso.so.1 \
$(call cc-ldoption, -Wl$(comma)--hash-style=sysv)

+# Disable gcov profiling for VDSO code
# Workaround for bare-metal (ELF) toolchains that neglect to pass -shared
# down to collect2, resulting in silent corruption of the vDSO image.
ccflags-y += -Wl,-shared